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East County News Service

October 7, 2019 (San Diego) – King Arthur Flour last week broadened an earlier recall in June due to e-coli contamination found at the ADM milling facility in Buffalo, New York.  The 5-pound and 25-pound bags of unbleached all-purpose flower were distributed nationwide and online. 

This is the third major flour brand recalled due to e-coli in the past several months.  

Most of the King Arthur flour bags sold were  labeled with UPC 071012010509 and the following use-by dates and codes:


  • 12/04/19    L18A04A
  • 12/05/19    L18A05A, L18A05B, L18A05C
  • 12/09/19    L18A09B
  • 12/10/19    L18A10A
  • 12/13/19    L18A13B, L18A13C
  • 12/20/19    L18A20A, L18A20B, L18A20C
  • 12/21/19    L18A21A
  • 12/27/19    L18A27A, L18A27B, L18A27C
  • 12/28/19    L18A28A
  •  01/02/20    A19A02B, A19A02C
  • 01/03/20    A19A03A, A19A03B, A19A03C
  • 01/05/20    A19A05A, A19A05B
  • 01/07/20    A19A07B, A19A07C
  •  01/08/20    A19A08B
  • 01/09/20    A19A09B
  • 01//10/20    A19A10B
  • 01/12/20    A19A12A
  • 01/14/20    A19A14A, A19A14B, A19A14C
  • 01/15/20    A19A15A, A19A15B

In addition, there are 25-pound bags with UPC 071012012503 that were only sold at Costco. They have the following "Best Used By" dates:

  • 12/04/19
  • 12/10/19
  • 12/20/19
  • 01/07/20
  • 01/15/20

Consumers should throw away the products or submit a claim for a refund or replacement online at, or by calling the King Arthur Flour Consumer Hotline at 866-797-9178.


See also: 

Gold Medal flour 5-pound bags recalled nationwide over E. coli concerns

Pillsbury Best Bread Flour recalled for E.colicontamination fears


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms of E.Coli infection may include stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, or fever. The illness can be life-threatening, particularly in the very young, elderly, or those who are immune compromised.

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